Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

Digital Services

Government has a new guide to reduce SNAP 'churn'

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

A new guide walks state and local government agencies through creating a text-based system to help eligible families get recertified for nutritional assistance.

Modernization

Time to ‘get back to transformational stuff,’ says Rhode Island CIO

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

The pandemic forced state government to respond to urgent needs, but now there's room for longer-term planning, says Rhode Island CIO Bijay Kumar.

Modernization

Top state IT innovators, cybersecurity official honored by NASCIO

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

NASCIO honored four state IT officials for their recent work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, modernizing systems and defending against ransomware.

State

Delaware auditor indicted on theft, intimidation charges

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted on five charges, including email surveillance and intimidation of state employees she viewed as "disloyal."

Cybersecurity

Missouri’s security chief steps down for role at WWT

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

After two decades with the state government, Meyer took a role as a consulting security architect for World Wide Technology's SLED practice.

Modernization

Iowa CIO Annette Dunn to step down for consulting position

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

As CIO, Dunn led the first phase of a major enterprise resource planning system upgrade and readied the state for more data-driven decision making.

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